Table 12_4_6-1

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 12_4_6.1
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.715.80.717.70.716.70.718.50.819.30.7
Age65-6915.21.215.51.318.41.316.41.318.41.616.21.2
70-7415.91.515.11.318.21.516.31.319.11.520.61.4
75-7915.71.815.21.519.61.918.81.617.21.619.81.5
80 and over15.11.517.11.315.01.115.81.318.91.520.81.5
GenderMale11.81.012.31.014.31.112.81.013.40.915.41.0
Female18.11.018.40.920.21.019.70.922.31.122.21.0
RaceWhite, single race15.70.815.80.817.30.816.80.818.70.919.70.7
Black, single race14.81.518.01.718.61.816.62.217.42.018.72.1
Asian, single race9.42.7DSUDSU20.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.50.716.00.718.00.816.90.818.80.919.40.7
  Non-Hispanic, White15.80.815.90.817.60.817.00.919.00.919.80.8
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.71.518.11.718.91.816.82.217.62.018.92.1
Hispanic, all races14.22.213.52.313.51.713.81.813.21.818.12.4
Family incomebNegative/poor17.01.816.31.619.42.018.52.118.51.823.01.9
Near poor/low15.81.316.21.319.61.418.81.518.61.322.11.6
Middle18.51.516.31.216.71.416.51.319.71.318.81.2
High12.21.214.91.416.41.214.51.217.11.416.21.2
EducationcLess than high school18.01.417.51.219.11.318.51.319.51.221.71.3
High school graduate14.21.215.91.218.31.216.21.219.61.519.31.2
At least some college15.21.214.61.116.31.216.11.216.71.317.11.2
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.316.21.316.81.416.31.416.91.317.91.3
Medicare and private16.01.115.70.917.30.916.80.919.21.218.90.8
Medicare and other public16.21.817.21.821.72.018.11.919.71.926.92.2
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.914.90.817.10.815.80.817.90.918.80.8
  Large central metro12.81.313.51.319.11.414.41.216.31.217.11.4
  Large fringe metro13.21.414.91.614.11.513.71.617.52.020.11.7
  Medium metro17.11.917.21.318.41.718.81.920.11.719.41.7
  Small metro17.92.013.22.815.02.717.62.217.63.019.72.7
Nonmetropolitan18.21.419.11.719.91.819.91.520.71.921.11.4
  Micropolitan17.71.917.91.918.32.321.31.921.22.622.81.8
  Noncore19.32.821.22.723.02.817.12.519.62.618.01.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.30.718.00.817.10.819.40.920.00.7
Other11.32.09.91.616.42.613.71.99.71.616.31.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.813.50.715.80.814.40.716.60.916.80.8
Fair/poor21.61.523.21.623.61.623.91.624.51.526.81.5
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.11.522.41.323.91.223.31.226.41.428.91.3
Complex activities24.12.525.62.326.92.226.81.926.52.333.12.2
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.811.60.814.40.913.00.813.90.914.10.7

a Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the calendar year, as well as any refills.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_4_6-1.html